This month, Starlooks debuted their first “semi customizable” box in that they asked you your skin tone to make a box centered around whether your complexion was light, medium or dark. I, obviously, fall into the light category…”ghost” wasn’t an option 😛
I think Starlooks was reading my mind this month because I absolutely ADORE leopard print! Starlooks has sent out different boxes every month since I started and it certainly doesn’t go unnoticed! I think it’s so fun not knowing what your box is going to look like and they usually coordinate with the box’s contents!
Before I get into this month’s box, one quick reminder! (and note) I have to say that aside from their eyeliner, and brushes, my ALL TIME favorite color item that Starlooks makes in their eyeshadows. They are the top of the line, easy to blend, pigmented, crease proof (especially with the help of Starlooks’ eye primer) and I just cannot say enough about them! That being said, December’s Starlooks Starbox is going to feature a 15 pan eyeshadow palette. One the Starlooks website, palettes of the same size retail for $99! They haven’t disclosed which palette (they could even be putting together a special one JUST for us!) but honestly, out of 15 colors, you’re bound to find a favorite and you’ll fall in love with the quality if you haven’t already! You only have until the last day this month to sign up to receive the December box or to gift it so if you’re interested in getting this amazing Holiday box- sign up now! It’s only $16.98 (after a shipping charge of $1.98) and I can’t tell you how great of a deal that is!
This months box is meant to help you create the “Primed Looks” or what I would call a “base look”. With nudes and subtle shadows to accent your skin tone. It’s also an easy way to create that “no-makeup” makeup look. Which I know sounds like a silly idea, but it’s been around and I think it’s here to stay 😉
AND…this month’s box!
The first item I pulled out is a Tender Gloss in “Nude”. Starlooks Tender Gloss is the perfect combination of lipstick and lip gloss. It applies smooth and stays in place while providing a glossy shine and moisturizing your lips. I have an orange shade from a previous box that I wear so much that my husband tells me to STOP since wearing orange is such a bold thing 😉
Swatched, this color is very close to my skin tone. There is a slight champagne shimmer to this color that was hard to photograph. I’m not sure this is my top choice in lip colors (I prefer a bold lip) but the formula is a win. I’m certainly considering creating a full look to go with a nude lip.
The “extra” item this month (along with a few crystals) is this mascara shield. It certainly looks like some cold time torture device, but when you realize what it is actually for, a little light bulb goes off. (at least for me anyhow) You can use this to shield your skin from mascara whether your applying it to your top or bottom lashes and at the bottom, there are two different size “combs” in case your mascara decides to clump on you. Sometimes I get a full look finished and then I go for my last step, mascara. If I get mascara on my lid, I usually end up putting a liquid liner over top to cover that mistake!
& Last, but certainly not least- a 4 pan eyeshadow palette. I do have to address one issue some people had with this months box, because Starlooks wants their palettes to be easily interchangeable, their pans are loose. Meaning, these pans came without glue, tape or a magnet holding them in. Because of this some people received broken shadows. (one of my shadows has a crack, but it is still 100% useable and you only notice if you’re looking for it)
Overall, I thought this was an unfortunate learning experience for the company and they are quickly beginning to ship out replacement pans to subscribers who had this happen. They will be adding more packaging for next months larger package because they certainly do not want this to happen again! I know that I am one of the “lucky ones” who did not have much damage to my shadows, but had mine been broken, I’d be thinking the same thing. Starlooks is a new company and this is their first experience sending out their “build your own” fill-able palettes out to subscribers so you live and you learn!
I do want to apologize to any readers of mine who used my special code to get a bonus item and had this happen on your first month. It’s certainly not typical for Starlooks and I hope you’ll stick with them to give them another chance!
From Left to right: Identity, Celestial, Brazed Beige & Mocha Move. I received two matte shades and two shimmers. That’s one thing I love in a palette, different finishes. Mixing and matching colors in always fun, but mixing finishes is a true thrill for me 😉 I love that this will create a “base” and hopefully we’ll get some colors with true POP next month in our 15 shade palette. (Though I’d be happy with ANY colors!)
With a lip color that retails for $11 and 4 eyeshadows that retail for $9 each, the grand total for this month’s box is $47 not counting the extra mascara shield. I was certainly NOT expecting such a high value box just before December! I cannot wait to play with these gorgeous colors and come up with a look I love to suit my new creamy nude lip shade 🙂
If you do decide to take a chance with Starlook, please let them know you heard about them here on The Rosy Snail 🙂